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The GLOVE Men
April 04, 1988
Leaping, diving, stretching, throwing, they make the classic plays that take sure hits—and one's breath—away. Joe McNally photographed six of the game's slickest fielders
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April 04, 1988

The Glove Men

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Leaping, diving, stretching, throwing, they make the classic plays that take sure hits—and one's breath—away. Joe McNally photographed six of the game's slickest fielders

ERIC DAVIS CF
The Red rocket gives new meaning to getting a jump on the ball.

JUAN SAMUEL 2B
In a double play flash, the ball is relayed by the pivotal Phillie.

KEITH HERNANDEZ 1B
It's no stretch to say the Mets' first baseman is among the best ever.

JESSE BARFIELD RF
This bird, the epitome of the rifle arm in right, guns down runners.

GARY GAETTI 3B
The Twin at the hot corner can cool a rally with a paradigm of a dive.

MIKE LAVALLIERE C
A bunt against the Pirates triggers an explosion of mask and man.

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